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The Remote Access arsenal

Of all the tools in a system administrator’s arsenal, perhaps the most important are those related to remotely managing and administering the systems under their care. Just as computers span dozens of processor architectures and operating systems so to are the tools to manipulate these systems equally diverse. The rise of the graphical user interface (GUI) to become the primary method of interaction with modern computer systems has brought with it a requirement to administer these various systems remotely through their native GUIs.
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Where to use Remote Access

The ability to remotely access computers has become a ubiquitous tool used by individuals ranging from systems administrators to roaming business users and the proverbial Aunt Tilly. This is not about accessing the hosted services of a computer (such as a webpage) remotely, but rather remotely accessing the graphical user interface (GUI). It is through the GUI that we access our documents, fire up our word processors, web browsers or downloaded movies.
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